We founded what was then called Glacier Wilderness Guides in 1983 because no one else was providing ecologically sensitive backcountry guiding and interpretation in Glacier National Park. Back then, there were just three of us! Four years later we expanded to include Montana Raft Company, in order to provide rafting and fishing on Glacier’s Wild and Scenic rivers. Today, we offer rafting, hiking, fishing, biking, equipment rentals, and lodging as Glacier Guides and Montana Raft.
Rafting led us into fishing, and then we obtained a permit to guide on the Smith River, too. In 2010 we built Glacier Guides Lodge to give our guests an eco-friendly lodging option in West Glacier. Glacier Guides Guest House came along a few years later. Our newest move is guiding bike and e-bike tours of Glacier when the roads are closed to vehicle traffic. We thrive on change!
Today, with more than ninety guides and support workers on staff, we provide Glacier’s most comprehensive, ecologically sensitive, rafting, hiking, fishing, and biking services. We also excel at having a great time together, and sharing that with others.
At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, we owe our success to our amazing staff. We’re not just a company, we’re friends. Many of our guides are students or teachers in the off-season, balancing their schedules with the summer season here in West Glacier. Others ski, hike, fish, raft or bike professionally in other parts of the country. All are dedicated outdoors people who hone their skills constantly, sharing hard won insights with our guests and teaching them how to #ProtectGlacier. You can meet our guides here.
We love what we do, and we do it for you. Experience Glacier National Park’s rivers, roads, and trails with us.
Family owned and operated by Denny Gignoux, Whitefish, and Mark O’Keefe, Helena.